Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as the intersection of the disciplines of
Chemistry and Biology, applies the understanding of interplay of energy, atoms, and
molecules to the intricate processes which occur within a living cell. The
Department, attentive to the curriculum recommendations of the American Society
for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, coordinates pertinent course offerings from
the Departments of Chemistry and Biology to provide the framework of integration.
The degree requires a sequence of courses which provide a background research in
biomolecular sciences for employment at the bachelors level or graduate training in
related areas. It also provides preparation for students wanting to enter professional
training programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or other health professions.